I am a complete bigginer. I looked at youtube videos and adobe help but I can't find the solution. I am trying to paste a bitmap (any bitmap) onto the stage. I just get the box outline on the stage. I have imported several basic bitmaps into the library. I tried dragging and copying and pasting but I always just get the outline. I don't know if it means it can't be pasted or there is a setting to display it. If I copy the same bitmap and paste into word for instance I do see the image.
Separately, what is the best beginner learners guide for this program? thanks.
Chances are you have the outline mode on for the layer you are trying to place things in. If you look to the left end of the timeline there are some icons to the right of the layer name, one being a rectangle shape. If it shows as a solid colored rectangle, you should see your images, but if it shows as an outline, you will only see the shpae outlined by a rectangle.
Thanks for showing me this feature. I thought it would solve it but it doesn't. It still shows in outline. Thanks for any
Another place to check would be to look under View -> Preview Mode via the top menubar and make sure Outlines is not selected.